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Wilkau-Haßlau City (Germany)

Stadt Wilkau-Haßlau, Landkreis Zwickau, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-12-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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Wilkau-Haßlau Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Dec 2022

Wilkau-Haßlau Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Azure a wolf passant Argent; beneath parted per pale, at dexter Argent a cogwheel Sable, at sinister Argent hammer and mallet Sable.
Wildau and Haßlau had been small villages. Due to black coal mining both had an economic boost since the middle of the 19th century. The villages were united on 1 May 1934 and gained city rights the same day. The wolf is canting, referring to the Sorbian word "wilk". Thus Wilkau means "location of the wolf". The cogwheel is representing local industries, mainly textiles factories, papermills and wood processing. Hammer and mallet are representing mining.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.491-492
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Dec 2022

A plain bicolour is in use since 1935.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Dec 2022

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